Investing in Your Future

The College offers a robust Merit Scholarship program that bases gift money awards on your level of academic achievement. Merit Scholarships range from $1,500 to $25,000 per year.

Merit Scholarship Opportunities

SCHOLARSHIP NAME SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT VALUE OVER 4 YRS GPA
Presidential Scholarship $25,000 /year $100,000 3.8-4.0
McAuley Scholarship $24,000 /year $96,000 3.5-3.7
St. Joe’s Scholarship $23,000 /year $92,000 3.2-3.4
Mercy Scholarship $22,000 /year $88,000 2.9-3.1
Xavier Scholarship $17,000 /year $68,000 2.4-2.8
Monk Scholarship $12,000 /year $44,000 2.0-2.3
Compassionate Leadership Scholarship $6,000 /year $24,000 application
required
Community & Sustainability
Engaged Scholarship
$2,000 /year $8,000 3.0-4.0
Honors Scholarship $1,500 /year $6,000 3.8-4.0
Early Action Scholarship $1,500 /year $1,500 Apply by Nov. 15

Community & Sustainability Engaged Scholarship (CASE Scholars)

Offered annually to incoming Leadership for Sustainable Development majors. A $2,000 annual package and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Learn more about the CASE Scholars program.

Merit Scholarships are available to first-year students and transfer students and require no additional application unless noted. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Preference is given to high school students who apply by the early action deadline of Nov. 15th. Transfer students are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

General Scholarship Information

  • If you are applying for full-time enrollment in a degree program for Fall, you will be considered for scholarship assistance.
  • Returning students will continue to be considered for the merit programs they currently receive. The annual amount of the scholarship does not change. One half the annual amount is available each semester that the student is enrolled full-time.
  • To renew the scholarship, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Students who graduate early will forfeit a portion of the scholarship.
  • If you are eligible for a tuition waiver through the tuition exchange program or as a dependent of an employee, you are not eligible for the academic/merit scholarship offered by the Admission Committee.
  • Scholarships can be renewed for up to 4 years (8 semesters) of consecutive full-time study. Renewal for incoming transfer students will depend on the number of credits accepted in transfer.
  • Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress unless a higher standard is listed below.

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To see the wide variety of donors we fund our Merit Scholarships, go to: https://catalog.sjcme.edu/content.php?catoid=42&navoid=1800#scho